Prof. Baglioni has been invited to the High-level H2020 conference of the European Year of Cultural Heritage to present the new materials developed within the Nanorestart project and the new ECHOES Cluster.
The event had place in Brussels on 20thof March 2018 and has been organized by the European Commission to showcase the dialogue between contemporary European society and the most promising innovations in the field of cultural heritage.
The Nanorestart final meeting which will be held at the National Museum of Denmark (Copenaghen) on November 2018 has been officially selected as one of the initiatives to celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage.
The aim of the European Year of Cultural Heritage is to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe's cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. You can find more information about the EYCH and the list of the events taking place all around Europe on the official website.
We are pleased to announce that a video on the conservation treatment of “Whaam!”, the 1963 masterpiece by Roy Lichtenstein, is now online. This contribution was specifically realised for the arrival on display of the painting in the Lichtenstein’s show at Tate Liverpool, which had opened in September last year.
The materials used to create the painting are challenging for conservators, as they don't react well to traditional cleaning methods. At last, a ground-breaking treatment broadly based on nanotechnology has allowed us to clean the work in a safe and controlled way, for the very first time in the painting's history. The treatment has been made possible thanks to a new gel created by CSGI, leader team of the NANORESTART Consortium.
Read the complete post published on Tate’s website.
View the video on Tate’s YouTube channel.